An amazing share of IT projects* become outright failures, exceed budget / time plan and fail to deliver expected business benefits. Usually the technology/consulting vendor is blamed but in most cases the problems are rather internal. Here are the five most common reasons and how to mitigate them. In addition, one thing often overlooked and one thing you should avoid are mentioned.
After almost 30 years practice in the intersection of IT and Management, partly saving IT projects that have failed to deliver or gone cone completely berserk, I would like to share what I believe is the most common reasons why this happens.